Friday, August 28, 2009

Watermelon Granita

Summer is winding down but the heat index is still in the triple digits here in southeastern Virginia. I'm in the mood for something cool. Here's a recipe for Watermelon Granita that I found in Southern Living several years ago.

4 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed
2 TBL. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar (sometimes I use 1/4 cup honey)

Blend ingredients in a blender or food processor

Pour the mixture into a 8x8 inch pan. Cover and freeze 2 hours or until almost firm. Stir occasionally.

Remove from freezer 5 minutes before serving; stir, if necessary. Serve immediately.

** If you accidentally leave it in the freezer too long, let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes. Then cut up the mixture into big chunks and pulse in the blender or food processor. Pour into dessert dishes.

Enjoy your cool treat!

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